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Friday, October 21, 2011

So, last weekend

My sisters’ and I had a yard sale. While unloading a few of my oldest sister’s things from boxes, I spotted this:


Cute, right? But wait..


Aww, that stinks. It gets worse, though..


No worries.


I had to smash those staples in with a hammer.

Works for me. :)


These colors, however, will not match my color scheme in our bedroom.


The chip in the front is hardly noticeable in person.

Happy fall, yall!

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Fish scale art, please.

The first time I laid eyes on THIS post, I knew I had to make one for myself. Gorgeous! It’s very easy to make, but very time consuming as well. From start to finish, collectively, I spent around 4 hours working on it… but I’m slow.


I made this completely with things found at the Dollar Tree.

Foam board, poster board, and craft glue. I tried staples at first, but they weren’t holding very well, so I went with craft glue instead.




Poor lighting = awful pictures.

I also made time to recover my sisters dining room chairs and barstools this week.


All I had on me was my crappy cellphone camera. :\

We’re in the process of redecorating her kitchen and dining room. She’s also afraid of change, so I started small with a simple fabric swap.

Happy fall yall!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

I haven’t updated in a week! The Hubs took a few days off, so my time was spent mostly with him. I did manage to finish something I agreed to do almost a month ago for my 17 year old niece.
She had been asking me to refurbish a chair for her vanity since she saw this one I made for my 13 year old niece.
I told her I would, and have since kept an eye out for a good quality chair, free or cheap. While out at yard sales last weekend, a lady had a phone end table for only $1. $1! I couldn’t believe it! Sure, it’s outdated, but it was sturdy… $1? Who do I pay, ma’am?
Immediately wheels started turning in my head. I knew I could find a use for a table at this price, and that I did.
I removed the top part of the table, I have plans for this piece. Then, I sat on it, squirmed around and threw myself down on it. It handled my abuse like I weighed nothing. Great!
So, I sewed up a "pillow” type cushion, and attached it with fabric stapled to the underside of the table, and painted the legs white.
It’s a little lumpy right now, but with use it will flatten out.
I sure hope she loves it!

Happy fall, yall!

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Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Frankenstein’s nails!

If I was a betting woman, I’d bet Frankenstein’s bride would LOVE a nice manicure to represent the man in her life. I mean after all, everyone loves carrying something with them to remind them of loved ones, even a monster’s mate.

I am doing this tutorial on an artificial nail (actually 5) because I cannot paint my left hand after the nails are applied (left handed).

It is so simple and cute, plus it only takes 2 nail colors and a toothpick!


The first thing I did was paint my nail with my green polish. You want it to be opaque, so apply2-3 coats.


Next I used the thin brush of my nail striper and drew a random, squiggly line across my nails. The thin brush is NOT needed, I just already had it on hand. You could very easily use a toothpick dipped in black polish to make this line.


I dropped a dab of black polish on a piece of paper and used my toothpick (mine was actually a skewer) to draw small lines across the squiggly line I already had.


Apply a topcoat to prevent chipping, and you’re done!

Yes, really, that’s all you have to do! Aren’t they adorable and totally Frankenstein-y?!

Happy fall, yall!